First Day Of Spring Is Sunday
Weather permitting, Sugar Hill Church members plan their Easter dinner for this Sunday, March 20, the Sunday before Easter, to give members who wish, an opportunity to spend Easter with Family and gatherings. I say “weather permitting,” because it has been found, from experience, that weather can affect whether or not the events are possible. One year, the only pretty day possible was one when they combined the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
This Sunday is the first day of Spring, and everyone
is welcome to come and take part in studying God’s word during Sunday School, the morning service, then the potluck dinner at noon. At lunch, we have something to really look forward to, with musicians giving their best with instruments and song. Also the young ones, and those young at heart, will hopefully have the annual egg hunt, something for everyone.
I guess we can say that March came in like a lamb, a little windy (after all, it is March) but no storms. As this is written, the forecast is for rain, one-day the forecast was “conditions are especially ripe for tornadoes in 14 counties in Arkansas,” ( Washington county included) the next day, “only a sliver” of western Arkansas was considered to be a marginal risk for tornadoes. We are getting rain.
The news came of rain in northern California, so I called our cousin and she answered, “It’s raining!” so
it must have been a good general rain. She said that so far they had received 2½ inches, and it came so slow it all soaked in, no run off. They even had thunder and lighting, which is also rare.
For those who are Irish, it is interesting to note that St. Patrick was sold at age 16 into slavery as a shepherd, and became a very successful missionary, making Ireland a Christian Nation.
Happy birthday to Carol Snarr, Paula Cox, Tim Bailey, Justin Spear, Hudson Cheatham.
Happy days, all!
Music and dancing are popular at Farmington Senior Activity and Wellness Center and these couples enjoy a few turns around the floor. Margaret Moore and Dale Horton are to the left and Jewel and Clydesdale Barnett dance together in the foreground. At right, Ray Carte of Lincoln played fiddle recently at Farmington Senior Activity and Wellness Center. Carte and others are part of a group of musicians who play country and gospel music at area venues. They don’t have a formal name but threw out a couple of ideas: Heinz 57 because they do not know who will show up to play or the Gold Diggers. They mainly just like to get together and jam.